Urbana, Ill – University of Illinois president B. Joseph White has resigned from his position.
White, who has lead the system for nearly five years, submitted his letter of resignation to the university's Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
He's the latest member of the university's governing system to step down over an admissions scandal where politically connected applicants appeared to be admitted to the university's flagship campus in Urbana ahead of more qualified ones.
St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis County man is facing charges for knowingly having sex with a woman without telling her he was HIV positive.
Orlando Hadley faces six counts of recklessly risking HIV infection of another. The woman involved later found out she was H-I-V positive.
St. Louis County police say Hadley had sexual contact multiple times with the woman. The police also want to hear from anyone who has had sexual contact with Hadley since February - the phone number is 314-889-2341
St. Louis, MO – A citizen-based task force in St. Louis has released a so-called "action plan" for communities to follow to improve their environmental sustainability.
The plan was coordinated by the non-profit leadership development group Focus St. Louis. Executive director Christine Chadwick says a city's environment can indicate how healthy the community is. But she admits there is a cost to becoming more "green".
St. Louis – The St. Louis County medical examiner has ruled that a 13-year-old football player who collapsed during practice in August died as a result of hypertensive cardiovascular disease - high blood pressure.
Anthony Troupe Jr. was 6-foot-2 and weighed 383 pounds. Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Case said she couldn't link the death directly to Anthony's size, but obesity is a risk factor.
Jefferson City, MO – Proposed new rules would place limits on communication between Missouri Public Service Commission members and utility executives.
Commission members and other senior PSC officials would be barred from having conversations with utility officials for 30 days if their companies have pending matters before the commission or matters that may become contested.
Regulators would also have to report most routine contact with third-parties.
Logan County, IL – Law enforcement officials in a farming town in Logan County, Ill., are urging residents to lock their doors and be cautious as they search for a suspect in a quintuple homicide.
Logan County sheriffs responding to a 911 call of shots fired in the community of Beason found the bodies of 46-year-old Raymond Gee, his 39-year-old wife Ruth, and their children, who ranged in age from 11 to 16. A 3-year-old girl who survived is at a hospital in Peoria, Ill.